Meeting Room Policy
at Skokie Public Library

The primary purpose of Skokie Public Library meeting rooms and business center is to provide facilities for Library activities and functions. When the rooms are not needed for Library use, they may be made available as a designated and limited forum for meetings and programs as described below.

Meeting rooms on the first floor are available to not-for-profit groups for the presentation and exchange of information and opinions on subjects of interest to Skokie residents, according to the following order of priority:

  1. Government agencies and professional organizations with which the Library is affiliated
  2. Not-for-profit organizations engaged in educational, cultural, or charitable activities in Skokie

Meeting rooms are available free of charge on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs of the groups requesting their use. The meeting rooms are not available to commercial enterprises or for social functions. Permission to use Library meeting rooms does not constitute in any way an endorsement by the Library of an organization or its activities, or the viewpoints expressed by the participants in any meeting.

Groups wishing to use the Library’s meeting rooms must comply with the Library’s procedures and rules of use.

 

Adopted February 13, 1974

Revised: 1/10/79; 4/8/81; 12/11/85; 4/8/98; 5/9/01; 1/8/03: 5/9/07; 1/11/12; 7/11/12